Our Company

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King & Cushman, Inc. is a full-service independent insurance agency providing all your personal and business insurance needs, as well as financial services.

When you select an insurance agency, you are choosing a company to protect your future. Your decision is as important as what you are seeking to protect… your car, your home, your possessions, your life. At King and Cushman, providing you with insurance is more than just a job to us–it’s a responsibility to safeguard you, your family and business.

Obtaining insurance at King and Cushman begins with a series of key questions about your assets and your needs. We explain the options available to you so that you can make informed decisions about your insurance coverage. Let us put our three generations of experience to work for you.

As an independent insurance agent, King and Cushman represents many quality insurance companies–each with different specialties. We do a price and coverage comparison, and based on your needs, select the insurance company that’s appropriate for you. At King and Cushman, every customer receives the best coverage at the best price available.

Our service doesn’t end when you buy a policy, it continues around the clock from claims through renewal. We’ll review your coverage and, if your situation or needs have changed, we’ll advise you when we think you should update your policies. The true test of any insurance agency is how it handles claims. Knowledge, proper coverage, competitive prices, and responsive service, is how we provide a policy of protection.

Our History

In 1926, the Franklin King Jr. Insurance Agency was opened in Haydenville, Massachusetts., with the philosophy of providing professional advice supported by honesty and integrity. In 1932, the office moved to Northampton. In 1947, Frank Jr. teamed with Albert Cushman, then president of Northampton National Bank, to form what is known today as King & Cushman, Inc. In 1957, Frank Jr’s son, Frank III, joined the firm looking to continue the family tradition.

In 1969, Franklin King Jr. retired leaving Frank III to take over as president. King & Cushman acquired the Francis P. Lyons Insurance Agency in 1986 and moved to its current location at the corner of King & Finn Streets.

In 1989, Scott A. King, joined the business after working as a Commercial Underwriter at the Hanover Insurance Company. In 1997 Frank III retired and Scott King was appointed President of King & Cushman Insurance. With renewed strength and stability, King & Cushman has become a leader in the technological revolution in the insurance industry. Our commitment today remains the same as in 1926…..provide professional advice supported by honesty, and integrity.